Here's a bunch of things I like. What do I like exactly? I have no idea, I'll let you know when I do.
Who are you
Whats your favorite color
Favorite ice cream flavor
Do you have a cat or dog
reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM
please do this
[The image is of Charlie Bradbury, holding a knife threateningly. Her speech bubble reads ‘Next person who writes me as straight in fanfic will get stabbed in the face.’]
Hi! Charlie here. Here’s the deal. By making me straight in fanfic, you’re nullifying my sexuality. Now, some of you might be saying ‘Charlie, we write Dean as gay, why is writing you as straight any different?’ Well, here’s the deal, writing Dean as gay is a way of turning an otherwise almost entirely straight cast on a straight show into a queer, and therefore more realistic. But by turning me straight, you’re white washing my sexuality and turning me into the norm.
Reimagining straight characters as queer is a way of empowering LGBTQ+ fans and a way for us to see ourselves in these stories. It gives a larger presence for LGBTQ+ identities within fandoms.
Writing canonly LGBTQ+ characters (which there are so very few of) as straight screams “QUEERS HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR NARRATIVE. YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTING IF YOU ARE STRAIGHT. WE LIKE YOU MORE IF YOU ARE STRAIGHT.”
Are you fucking kidding me? Criticizing fanfiction? Really? FAN-FICTION - people write whatever the fuck they want. Wasn’t that the purpose of this entire concept? So much hypocritical fuckery on this website, it’s ridiculous.
That doesn’t make it any less HURTFUL to see one of the only canon representations of your sexuality have that identity stripped away by the fans.
Because that sends the message to ME that the fandoms doesn’t like my sexuality, that Charlie would be better if she were straight, , would like me better if I were straight too.
Fanfiction can be problematic too ya know. I’m not gunna stop anyone from writing this shit, I couldn’t even if I tried, but it is disrespectful to the LGBTQ+ fans for whom Charlie’s identity is really meaningful.
Has it ever occured to you that maybe straight fans admire her so much, that they would like to identify with her too? (I haven’t read fanfiction about her, so I may be wrong, but whatever) Isn’t that the whole point of a fandom? Admiring sth so much, that you want to dream about it, imagine it in different ways, create be it text or art, the way you see it in your heart and mind. I’m not going to get into this kind of arguments anymore, because I see people have forgotten the essence of a fandom. Almost all posts I see recently are full of hate, towards writers, actors, fans. It’s quite sad really.
Well straight fans also have EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER ON SUPERNATURAL WHO SHARES THEIR SEXUALITY.
All I ask if that people don’t try to take what little we have away from us. If straight fans admire her- awesome- then don’t strip her of her LGBTQ+ status. Thanks.
There is a very real difference between stripping away someone’s minority status to make then like the majority, and trying to give more visibility to marginalized communities.
Writing an LGBTQ+ character as cishet? It’s straight-washing. It’s akin to white-washing. It’s hurtful to those of us who are already marginalized in our culture.
This isn’t hate. This is “hey, how about you not be really offensive and straight-wash the ONLY recurring LGBTQ+ in this entire show because as an LGBTQ+ fan, I find that really hurtful.”
Portia DeRossi is one of the most visible gay women in media. She’s married to Ellen. She’s an advocate for equal marriage and rights and everything else.
She plays a straight woman on Arrested Development. (Also on Ally McBeal but she wasnt out of the closet yet.) Does she, a REAL LIFE gay person, playing a straight character, which is canon because its the show itself, hurt the LGBTQ community?
Also you say making characters gay in fanfiction is empowering. Somehow.
I find that odd since the vast majority of queer shipping is done by straight females. And it seems to be done without any regard to who or what the characters really are. Its all PENIS PENIS PENIS MUST TOUCH OTHER PENIS PENIS PENIS. Even if they are brothers or cousins or inanimate objects because the secret is-
MOAR PENIS = MOAR AWESOME.
At least this is how is seems to me. I see nothing about empowerment in the posts that come across my dash. I see people getting off on fake gay “”porn” the same way men do lesbian porn, be it real or otherwise.
I dont write or read fanfiction. I dont care. I dont care about everyone shipping everyone with everyone else under the sun. I dont even really ship anyone with anyone. (But let’s be honest about Frodo and Sam. The subtext was all there.)
But if you want to, FINE.
Imagine I have a toy. An action figure, if you will. You ask to borrow the figure/character to make a little play of your own. Heedless and regardless of who or what the character actually is. Okay fine. That’s essentially what fan fiction is.
But if I ask to borrow your figure, and you cry foul, that seems a little unfair to me. Im not asking to keep it. We both know what the real story is. Im not wanting to tell my story to take away or disrespect your own. I just think your character is cool and would like to see them in this situation. Same as you.
Now, Im a cis white straight male. In every possible way, Im the bad guy. I dont see things the way other people who have had to deal with other things see things. I get that. And maybe Im talking out my ass. But I see it as us all in a big sandbox playing with figures, telling stories.
I don’t see why this is a problem when the entire fanbase (for the most part) write about Dean and Cas (Dean, by the way, who is not gay) fucking each other at any chance they get.
Also, let me remind you of all the smut about Dean and Sam fucking each other.
If someone wants to write Charlie as a straight character, they have the same rights you do for wanting to write Dean and Cas sucking each other off or Sam sticking it in Dean’s ass.
Get. Over. It.
Keep your privilege to yourself, thanks. I know you aren’t gay, so let me explain you a thing. It’s not the same. You’re ignoring the fact she has actually stated she is gay. None of the rest of them have actually said their sexualities, first of all. It is often argued Dean is implied to be bisexual. Whether you agree or not, I actually don’t care. But you’re ignoring a minority for what makes them different. You can do what you want, but it doesn’t make it right or okay.
Actually, I’m bi. However, I don’t let my sexuality drive who I am. So keep your assumptions to yourself.
Alright. I’m sorry to have assumed that. It’s just that generally straight people make those sorts of comments. But don’t you understand my point? We don’t get a lot of representation, so it’s not the same. We are a minority. Turning our role models straight is not okay. Because you may not need them personally, but what about that scared thirteen year old girl who lives somewhere really conservative that hates her for who she is? Where does she turn to? Charlie. Because she has someone to relate to.
Pansexual here. Look, you guys are kind of missing the bigger picture.
If we want representation, who do we turn to, fan-fiction authors who reach a rather small sample of the world’s population, and who write to enjoy themselves and fulfil other readers’ prompts, or the big showrunners who reach the entire world and have a commercial goal and a broader horizon in mind?
Isn’t it obvious? If you want representation, you let your concerns reach these shows’ writers, producers — heck, even actors. The people involved. These are the people that truly matter in the end!
Let fan-fiction writers write what they want. Do provide feedback and concrit, do alert them to possibly problematic aspects of their fiction, but don’t be arrogant enough to try and enforce your own preference and morals upon them and their creative process, because when you do that, you don’t manage to educate them or improve their skills or “change their ways”, you simply end up coming off as a self-righteous fundamentalist and some sort of art police — and artists usually don’t take very kindly to that.
Seriously. It’s not only rude, it doesn’t really serve the purpose you’re trying to accomplish. Be constructive, not destructive. Inform, do not preach. We’ve got enough preaching in the world as it is, and look where it’s led us.
I’m loving how you guys can react politely to this post, cause…
I’m so fucking tired of fucking tumblr some fucking times. Fucking fuck, this is fucking stupid.
Next thing you’re telling me people write mpreg cause there’s not enough representation of pregnant males in the media.
Just… ugh. For fuck’s sake!
On a scale of 1 to the War of the Worlds broadcast how misunderstood is your joke.
so i cleared my throat today and
and then someone poked me in the side so I laughed
and THEN I FUCKING SNEEZED
and that’s what it’s like being on the second day of your period
i hope this has been educational
if i post things that you don’t like and you still follow me
i hope you find $20 on the ground today
i’d love to see more women villains that are completely unsympathetic. no stupid “woe is me” backstory that hardly justifies their actions. no victim complex. no hesitation. just a love for carnage and head games and an insatiable lust for pain. mentally unhinged or fully in control. there aren’t enough female characters out there that are truly monsters. as much as it’s fun to see male characters do that, i want some iconic serial killer ladies in my life.
im from the united states of AMERICA what do you MEAN THIS VIDEO IS NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY
I’m watching One Piece for the first time for a couple months now… so even though this is gonna sound like a slowpoke thing to say…
FUCKING ENEL HAS A FUCKING SPEAR IN HIS HEAD AND HE’S ALIVE HOW THE FUCK ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO KILL HIM I’M SO FUCKING DONE WITH THIS SHOW GODDAMMIT I LOVE THIS SHIT BUT IT HURTS MY BRAIN ASDFGHJKL
That would be all.
Edit: HE WAS FUCKING CUT IN HALF OMFG
Bam. Toma :p
Acreditas em sinais? Repara no que estava no meu dash logo a seguir…
this has been a PSA
Jesus fucking christ
This is exactly the kind of shit I was talking about. I had a rant some weeks ago about people ‘hiding’ comments in their tags, and the response was mainly two things: Either people did it just because they preferred it that way for whatever reason (which in the end is really their business), or this, which is something that until I made that post I had no idea about. I didn’t know this shit was a thing. I had no idea people actually posted shit like this, because it just seems so fucking unreal.
This is bullshit, and the person who posted this is bullshit by extension.
This is some fucked up elitist mentality that only some thoughts are “worthy” of being made. That if your response doesn’t live up to their standards then why the fuck are you posting it? Keep your mouth shut because what you have to say isn’t worth hearing! This of course is further ingrained by the use of excessive caps and emoticons in the original post suggesting that anyone who makes a response like that is a child or an idiot, because there’s no faster or lazier way to discredit the other side than to imitate them with fevered, emoticon-littered writing.
Well I say fuck that. I produce my own content (and I don’t mean compiling TV gifsets) and I want to see everything everyone has to say. Even if it’s just AAAA THIS SCARED ME or WOWOWOW THIS IS SUPER CUUUUTE WOW, seeing that kind of response means a lot to me. It means I evoked that kind of response. That’s very flattering! And for people to want to censor others because they think their thoughts aren’t important or worthwhile enough to be read, frankly, that’s disgusting. No one should be pressured into feeling like they have to shut up especially on a subject and medium like motherfucking Tumblr. It’s like telling someone “GET OFF MY POST”.
And I mean let’s think practically about this, too: It’s not like every time someone reblogs your post AND ADDS TEXT a man comes to your door and sits you down and reads it out loud off a telegram. What happens is that the little list that shows “so and so reblogged your post” has one additional line of text on it saying “AND ADDED: [COMMENT YOU DON’T THINK WAS WORTH YOUR TIME]”. I would say it takes one extra second to scroll past but the amount of time spent scrolling that additional line is so insignificant I couldn’t even measure it. Most people who address this spend way more time complaining about it than they ever would spend being inconvenienced by having to read what people thought of their post (god forbid)
So in summation this whole toxic, bullshit mentality of “Hey plebeians who have the privilege of looking at my stuff! Here’s how you are and are not allowed to respond to it!” is awful and so arrogant I almost didn’t believe it was real
If you want to sort of stash your thoughts away in tags, I can’t force you not to by any means
But you should never feel like you have to hide your thoughts because they’re not ‘good enough’.
Especially not here.
All in all Tumblr is a fun site, but people are actually DISCOURAGING others voicing their opinions and comments. DeviantART is slowly dying, and it’s pretty bad, because it’s one of the few sites left where you can communicate with words, instead of reactions gifs and Tumblr memes. I’ve seen people reblog things with their comments and anons sending messages to their ask-blogs akin to “Wow, why are you commenting everything you reblog, that is so annoying.” Why would you do that? This might be an interactive shiny picturebook to some people, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but especially artists really appreciate reblogs with comments. Those pictures you like so much COME FROM SOMEWHERE, you know. By all means, voiceless reblogs are nice too because they give you exposure, but if someone has the time to say something nice, then oh my god, don’t diss them because of that. This is a really terrible attitude to have.
I’ve considered making a reblog-blog just for original content and commenting on it, and stuff like this makes me want to do it more, just to spite people who are encouraging an internet culture where everything must be just scrolled past as fast as possible, without stopping to appreciate it.
I AM SO HAPPY, THANK YOU.
Reblogging because I’VE BEEN GRUMPYGROANING ABOUT THIS VERY THING WITH MY FRIEND FOR AGES. About how nobody seems to comment on anything anymore and just hides everything in tags, making artists have to check every single fucking reblog separately to see if there’s EVEN A TINY BIT OF FEEDBACK. Most of the time there isn’t any. IT’S REALLY RIDICULOUS AND IT BLOWS???? BECAUSE ARTISTS LIKE ME FUCKING LIVE OFF FEEDBACK. IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM.
Even “dumb” comments like “WOW CUTE” take me and probably many others A LONG WAY.
Of course even though this may have come off sounding like that, the stuff I’m writing here isn’t to be accusatory towards people who choose not to comment. YOU ARE EXTREMELY FREE TO NOT COMMENT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO. Especially since I am also a shy butt who has trouble replying to things people write me because I never know what to reply and I become anxious as hell and bleughfb
THIS WHOLE THING IS DIRECTED AT PEOPLE WHO PURPOSEFULLY DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM COMMENTING. THAT’S GROSS AS HELL and i will pee in your eye if you do thatsklnvslk
ok sorry for being an asshole BUT THIS WHOLE THING HAS BEEN BUGGING ME FOREVER AND THE OP POST PISSED ME OFF CONSIDERABLY, I CAN’T LIE. Ugh.
holy shit the bit about other languages is so gross and bad? ONLY ENGLISH SPEAKERS CAN COMMENT ON THINGS
So basically I can’t comment on shit in other languages? OLHA E SE TE FOSSES FODER, MEU FILHO DA PUTA?
There, done it. Arrest me. I disrespected tumblr rules.